Q: “Did vendors and institutions kill the initial promise of e-portfolios by trying to turn the concept into a single tool (product) used to measure student achievement?”
Me – couldn’t agree more – except for one thing… ‘eportfolios’ I don’t like. Perhaps by calling stuff eportfolios (as I have done but I don’t think I would anymore) you’re inviting a reverse Midas?
[such a good term, something that you’d get in WWF I reckon ;)]
Yes, there’s plenty of stuff out there on portfolios that’s directly relevant to this (PLE) area, yes it fits nicely with assessment schedules & criteria and yes it’s a good way to breach the fort, but, perhaps when everything turns to sh*t down the line because people expect nothing more than eportfolios you might need to look at how you got there.